Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward – Visiting the Garden of Ninfa

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Gardening Jules

Its easy to fall in love with this wonderful romantic garden but the reward of finally visiting and experiencing breath taking joy is something I will never forget.

Roses in the Garden of Ninfa Roses in the Garden of Ninfa

For this weeks challenge, I thought of the long walks, cycle rides, hills and the odd mountain we had climbed to stretch our bodies and be rewarded by spectacular views but chose visiting the Garden of Ninfa in Italy and finally seeing the crumbling walls covered in Roses as my response to this challenge.

My piece on the Gardens of Ninfa was written shortly after I began blogging and since that time have met many people I would not have met before, who have given me great advice, been extremely kind and who have opened my eyes with some wonderful blogs on so many beautiful plants and places across the world.

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Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden Book Review

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Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden

I’m a big fan of raised bed gardening, successfully using raised beds to grow vegetables, soft fruits and cut flowers in my vegetable garden and at my allotment for many years now. So when asked if I’d like to review a copy of Jeanne Grunert’s book Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden, I was happy to take a look.

Plan and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden is an easy to follow guide, packed full of practical information on how to plan and build a simple raised bed vegetable garden. The authors knowledge and passion for the subject really shines through as she guides us through the following sections:

  • Why Build Raised Bed Gardens?
  • Planning a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
  • Design and Build a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
  • Pathways for Raised Bed Gardens
  • Importance of Great Soil

Important factors to consider for a successful and easy to manage vegetable garden are covered, such as how much light…

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